Completion Grants: A College Affordability Innovation Worthy of Public Investment?

Completion grants are an increasingly popular practice in higher education, but there is not yet any rigorous evidence that they are effective or equitable. A large randomized controlled trial funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences is currently underway to estimate the impact of completion grants and will produce results in …

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Guide to Assessing Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education

The Hope Center, in continuing the mission of the #RealCollege movement, wants to give institutions the tools to assess the needs of their own student populations. Our 2019 Survey Guide will help institutions to develop their own #RealCollege survey, with guidelines for recruiting students, how to structure the survey questions, and the measurement instruments that …

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2018 #RealCollege Survey Report: Denver

The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students.  This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered in the fall of 2018 at four institutions throughout Denver. Among the 3,011 respondents we found: 40% experienced food insecurity in the prior 30 days 55% experienced housing insecurity in the previous year …

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2018 #RealCollege Survey Report: Participating Colleges in Minnesota

The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. The survey, which specifically evaluates access to affordable food and housing, began in 2015 under the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered in the fall of 2018 at eight institutions throughout Minnesota. …

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2018 #RealCollege Survey Report: Participating Colleges in the Greater Seattle Area

The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. The survey, created by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice (Hope Center), specifically evaluates access to affordable food and housing. This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered in the fall of 2018 at three institutions in the …

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